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Help and Commands ( Get-help, Get-Command)
Powershell has most comprehensive help feature that help us figure out how well we can use the commands. Help feature can be used with different switches to figure out how those commandlets can be used
To display every help topic use “Get-Help *”, you may use on your script. This include any help part of imported snap-in or modules.
Help display categories Alias, Function, cmdLet, etc.
To get help specific to some string or term, use them like Get-Help *comp*
Help (Get-Help) also provide detailed explanation to commands with example and detailed information about each commands or functions
Get-help Get-content -full : This will provide full details of the help information including detailed description of command, explain each parameters with examples and technical information
Get-help Get-content -Detailed : For getting more information about the command with briefing of parameters and examples
Get-help Get-content -Example : Just to get the synopsis and few examples.
Get-command is the command you run on powershell to retirve all command can be used on that powershel instances. Unlike help (get-help), this will not show the parameter or example but just the commands.
To list all commands
To find specific command start with get-st*
To get help of particular command using get- command you may use
Get-command -Name Get-Ser* | get-help
|PS C:\Users\vipin> Get-command -Name Get-Ser* | get-help
Gets the services on a local or remote computer.
Get-Service [-ComputerName <String>] [-DependentServices] -DisplayName <String> [-Exclude <String>] [-Include <String>] [-RequiredServices] [<CommonParameters>]
Get-Service [-ComputerName <String>] [-DependentServices] [-Exclude <String>] [-Include <String>] [-InputObject <ServiceController>] [-RequiredServices] [<CommonParameters>]
Get-Service [[-Name] <String>] [-ComputerName <String>] [-DependentServices] [-Exclude <String>] [-Include <String>][-RequiredServices] [<CommonParameters>]